City of Shrewsbury, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 600.010 Definitions.

Section 600.020 License Required; Schedule of Fees.

Section 600.030 Licensee — Qualifications, Obligations and Requirements.

Section 600.040 Police To Enforce Provisions Hereof.

Section 600.050 Applications — How Filed — Renewal.

Section 600.060 License — How Issued.

Section 600.070 Separate License For Each Establishment.

Section 600.080 License For Ground Floor Only — Screens, Etc., Prohibited.

Section 600.090 (Reserved)

Section 600.100 No Sale Within Three Hundred Feet of School or Church.

Section 600.110 through Section 600.130. (Reserved)

Section 600.140 Temporary License For Sale By The Drink May Be Issued To Certain Organizations.

Section 600.145 Temporary Location For Liquor By The Drink – Caterers — Permit — Fee Required.

Section 600.150 Licenses Non-Transferable — Exceptions.

Section 600.160 Time Fixed For Opening and Closing Premises — Closed Place Defined.

Section 600.170 Certain Holidays, Sale By The Drink On Sunday Allowed.

Section 600.180 through Section 600.190. (Reserved)

Section 600.200 Wine Tasting.

Section 600.210 Unlawful To Keep Liquor Not Covered By License.

Section 600.220 Unlawful To Sell "Set-Ups" To Minors, Etc.

Section 600.230 Minors Under Eighteen Not Allowed On Licensee's Premises — Notice To Be Posted.

Section 600.240 Sale or Distribution To Minor — Certain Other Persons — Exceptions.

Section 600.250 Persons Eighteen Years of Age or Older May Sell or Handle Liquor or Beer, When.

Section 600.260 Purchase or Possession By Minor — Container Need Not Be Opened and Contents Verified, When.

Section 600.270 Misrepresentation of Age.

Section 600.280 Reproduction or Alteration of Identification Card — Penalty.

Section 600.290 Licenses To Be Kept Posted.

Section 600.300 "Sale By The Drink" Defined.

Section 600.310 Window Displays of Liquor or Containers Prohibited.

Section 600.320 License Fees — How Paid.

Section 600.330 No Merchant's Tax On Liquor.

Section 600.340 License Suspension/Revocation.

Section 600.345 Hearings Upon Suspension or Revocation of Licenses.

Section 600.350 Period of License Hereunder.

Section 600.360 Manufacturer and Wholesaler To Be Licensed.

Section 600.370 Wholesaler Defined.

Section 600.380 Wholesaler Exempt — When.

Section 600.390 License Procedure Provided.

Section 600.400 License Fees On Wholesalers, Etc. — Amount.

Section 600.410 Unlawful To Sell To Unlicensed Dealer.

Section 600.420 Penalties For Violation.

Section 600.430 Liability For Failure To Supervise Minors.

Section 600.010 Definitions.

[CC 1976 §605.010; Ord. No. 703 §1, 1-28-1958; Ord. No. 1418 §1, 4-14-1981]
The following words when used in this Chapter shall have the meanings set out below:
CLUB
Any organization, whether incorporated or not, of fifty (50) or more members, not formed for profit, where the property and equipment of such organization, exclusive of real estate, belongs to the members thereof, and is of the value of at least two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00), according to invoices.
INTOXICATING LIQUOR
Shall mean and include alcohol for beverage purposes, alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented, malt, or other liquors, or combination of liquors, a part of which is spirituous, vinous, or fermented, and all preparations or mixtures for beverage purposes, containing in excess of one-half of one percent (0.5%) by volume except for non-intoxicating beer. All beverages having an alcoholic content of less than one-half of one percent (0.5%) by volume shall be exempt from the provisions of this Chapter, but subject to inspection as provided by Sections 196.365 to 196.445, RSMo.
MALT LIQUOR
Any beer manufactured from pure hops or pure extract of hops and pure barley malt or other wholesome grains or cereals and wholesome yeast and pure water and free from all harmful substances, preservatives and adulterants and having an alcoholic content in excess of three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) by weight.
[Ord. No. 2726 §1, 7-23-2013]
NON-INTOXICATING BEER
Shall be construed to refer to and to mean any beer manufactured from pure hops or pure extract of hops, and pure barley malt or other wholesome grains or cereals, and wholesome yeast, and pure water, and free from all harmful substances, preservatives and adulterants, and having an alcoholic content of more than one-half of one percent (0.5%) by volume and not exceeding three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) by weight.
PERSON
Any individual, association, joint stock company, syndicate, club, co-partnership, corporation, receiver, trustee, conservator or other officer appointed by any State or Federal Court.
PREMISES
The portion of any building in which a licensee hereunder has his/her place of business and any additional building or portion thereof used in connection therewith, and the entire lot or lots, parcel or parcels of land on which said buildings are situated, or which are used in connection with said buildings.
RESTAURANT BAR
Any establishment having a restaurant or similar facility on the premises at least fifty percent (50%) of the gross income of which is derived from the sale of prepared meals or food consumed on such premises, or which has an annual gross income of at least two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00) from the sale of prepared meals or food consumed on such premises.

Section 600.020 License Required; Schedule of Fees.

[CC 1976 §605.020; Ord. No. 1459 §1, 11-24-1981; Ord. No. 2726 §2, 7-23-2013]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or expose for sale in this City intoxicating liquor, as herein defined, in any quantity without obtaining a license from the City and remitting corresponding payment for said license to the City Clerk as described herein. A separate license shall be obtained for each of the following classes of sales of intoxicating liquors in which the licensee desires to engage:
1. 
All intoxicating liquor at retail in original package. No license shall be issued for the sale of intoxicating liquor in the original package, not to be consumed upon the premises where sold, except to a person engaged in and to be used in connection with the operation of one (1) or more of the following businesses: drugstore, cigar or tobacco store, grocery store, general merchandise store, confectionery or delicatessen store, nor to any such person who does not have and keep in his/her store a stock of goods having a value according to invoices of at least one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), exclusive of fixtures and intoxicating liquors. The annual license fee for each license to sell all kinds of intoxicating liquor at retail in the original package between the hours of 12:01 A.M. on Mondays and Midnight on Saturdays shall be two hundred dollars ($200.00); and the annual license fee for each license to sell all kinds of intoxicating liquor at retail in the original package on Sundays between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and Midnight shall be two hundred dollars ($200.00).
2. 
Malt liquor at retail in original package. Malt liquor may be sold by grocers and other merchants and dealers in the original package direct to consumers but not for resale and not for consumption on the premises where sold [the term "original package" means for this purpose three (3) or more standard bottles of beer], and a license for such sale shall also permit the holder thereof to sell non-intoxicating beer in like manner, but it shall be unlawful for any person holding such license and not at the same time holding a license for sale of all intoxicating liquor to have, keep, sell or offer to sell in or on said premises any intoxicating liquor other than malt liquor. The annual license fee for each license to sell malt liquor at retail in the original package between the hours of 12:01 A.M. on Mondays and Midnight on Saturdays shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00); and the annual license fee for each license to sell malt liquor at retail in the original package on Sundays between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and Midnight shall be the additional amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).
3. 
Special permit for wine, malt beverage and distilled spirit tastings. The annual license fee for a special permit to conduct wine, malt beverage and distilled spirit tastings on premises licensed for sale of intoxicating liquor at retail in original package shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
4. 
All alcoholic beverages by the drink.
a. 
The annual license fee for the sale of all kinds of alcoholic beverages, or a selection of alcoholic beverages, at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises of the licensee shall be for each separate license three hundred dollars ($300.00) and for such sale on Sunday an additional two hundred dollars ($200.00) for each separate license.
b. 
A licensee under this section may use a table tap dispensing system to allow patrons of the licensee to dispense beer at a table. Before a patron may dispense beer, an employee of the licensee must first authorize an amount of beer, not to exceed thirty-two (32) ounces per patron per authorization, to be dispensed by the table tap dispensing system. No provision of law, rule, or regulation shall be interpreted to allow any wholesaler, distributor, or manufacturer of intoxicating liquor to furnish table tap dispensing or cooling equipment, or to provide services for the maintenance, sanitation, or repair of table tap dispensing systems.
5. 
Malt liquor and wine by the drink. The annual license fee for the sale of malt liquor or light wines or both malt liquor and light wines at retail by the drink or consumption on the premises of the licensee shall be for each separate license one hundred dollars ($100.00) and for such sale on Sunday by a restaurant bar an additional two hundred dollars ($200.00) for each separate license; and said license shall include the sale of non-intoxicating beer in such manner.

Section 600.030 Licensee — Qualifications, Obligations and Requirements.

[CC 1976 §605.030; Ord. No. 703 §§3—4, 1-28-1958; Ord. No. 2726 §3, 7-23-2013]
A. 
No person shall be granted a license hereunder unless such person is of good moral character and a qualified legal voter, nor shall any corporation be granted a license hereunder unless the managing officer of such corporation is of good moral character and a qualified legal voter; and no person shall be granted a license or permit hereunder whose license as such dealer has been revoked, or who has been convicted, since the ratification of the Twenty-First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, of a violation of the provisions of any law applicable to the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor, or who employs in his/her business as such dealer any person whose license has been revoked or who has been convicted of violating such law since the date aforesaid, provided that nothing in this Section contained shall prevent the issuance of licenses to non-residents of Missouri or foreign corporations for the privilege of selling to duly licensed wholesalers and soliciting orders for the sale of intoxicating liquors to, by or through a duly licensed wholesaler, within this State.
B. 
This Chapter shall not apply to the possession by a druggist of intoxicating liquor purchased by him/her from a licensed vendor under the Liquor Control Act of the State, or intoxicating liquor lawfully acquired and transported into the State by him/her pursuant to said Act, such liquor to be used in connection with the business of a druggist in compounding medicines or as a solvent or preservative, nor shall this Chapter apply to the sale of intoxicating liquors by druggists on prescription from a regularly licensed physician.
C. 
Each license shall apply to the class for which issued, and it shall be unlawful to sell or expose for sale any intoxicating liquor except in the manner authorized in the license held by the licensee as issued hereunder.
D. 
Statement of Annual Gross Receipts Required. Every person for whom a license is provided herein, the amount of which license is to be computed upon the annual gross receipts of such person, or which license is dependent upon the type of gross receipts, shall furnish the City with a correct statement in writing, for the previous calendar year, showing the amount and type of such annual gross receipts. Said statement shall be rendered, which statement shall not be made public or used by the City except for the purpose of establishing a correct basis for fixing and collecting the amount of the license herein provided, and whether the type of gross receipts meet the requirements of this Chapter. All books of account showing the amount of such annual gross receipt shall be open to the inspection of the City officials charged with the duty of issuing the license herein provided and collecting the same, and the issuance of any such license may be withheld until all the requirements have been fulfilled.

Section 600.040 Police To Enforce Provisions Hereof.

[CC 1976 §605.040; Ord. No. 703 §5, 1-28-1958]
It shall be the duty of the police of this City to see that the provisions of this Chapter and of other ordinances of the City in regard to the sale of intoxicating liquor are obeyed, and to report to the Marshal or Chief of Police any place where intoxicating liquor is sold at retail which is not kept in an orderly manner or in violation of any of the provisions hereof, or any person selling intoxicating liquor in this City without a license. It shall be the duty of the Marshal or Chief of Police to report all such infractions immediately to the Board of Aldermen.

Section 600.050 Applications — How Filed — Renewal.

[CC 1976 §605.050; Ord. No. 703 §6, 1-28-1958; Ord. No. 708 §1, 4-8-1958; Ord. No. 2287 §1, 6-12-2001; Ord. No. 2726 §4, 7-23-2013]
A. 
Applications for a license to sell intoxicating liquor under the provisions of this Chapter shall be completed by the applicant and shall be on the form supplied by the City Clerk. The applicant shall swear to the truthfulness and the accuracy of the information set forth on the application. In addition to the application, a petition must be signed by a majority of the resident owners of real estate in this City within a distance of three hundred (300) feet in all directions from the proposed location determined from the midpoint of the main entrance or main doorway of the premises must be submitted by the applicant.
B. 
No license for the sale of all kinds of intoxicating liquors at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises where sold shall be hereafter transferred to a new location.
C. 
Any license for the sale of all kinds of intoxicating liquors by the drink for consumption on the premises, where heretofore or hereafter issued, may be renewed from year to year, unless a majority of the assessed citizens owning property or occupying or doing business on the ground floor of buildings within three hundred (300) feet of said applicant's place of business shall file a written protest against the renewal or further renewal of said license.
D. 
Right To Audit Or Examine Applicant's Books. The City shall have the right at all reasonable times during regular business hours to audit or examine the books and records of the applicant for any license, for the purpose of determining the truthfulness and accuracy of any statements made by the applicant in his/her application for license or in the payment of this license tax.

Section 600.060 License — How Issued.

[CC 1976 §605.060; Ord. No. 703 §7, 1-28-1958]
Upon the filing of application for license herein, said application shall be presented to the Board of Aldermen at its next regular or special meeting, and, upon approval of said application by a majority of said Board, and upon payment of the license tax herein provided for, the City Clerk shall issue a license to applicant to conduct business in the City until June thirtieth (30th) following its issuance.

Section 600.070 Separate License For Each Establishment.

[CC 1976 §605.070; Ord. No. 703 §8, 1-28-1958]
A separate license shall be required for each place of business. Every license issued under the provisions of this Chapter shall particularly describe the premises at which intoxicating liquor may be sold thereunder; and such license shall not be deemed to authorize or permit the sale of intoxicating liquor at any place other than that described therein.

Section 600.080 License For Ground Floor Only — Screens, Etc., Prohibited.

[CC 1976 §605.080; Ord. No. 703 §9, 1-28-1958]
Except in hotels, clubs and restaurants, it shall be unlawful for any licensee to sell intoxicating liquors in a place, building or room where there are blinds, screens, swinging doors, curtains or any other thing in such building or room that will obstruct or obscure the interior of such room from public view from the street, or in any room not located on the ground floor or level immediately abutting on a public street.

Section 600.090 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Section 600.090, Election, When, derived from CC 1976 §605.090; Ord. No. 703 §10, 1-28-1958, was repealed 7-23-2013 by Ord. No. 2726 §5.

Section 600.100 No Sale Within Three Hundred Feet of School or Church.

No license shall be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquor, as defined in this Chapter, within three hundred (300) feet of any school, church or other building regularly used as a place of religious worship, unless the applicant for the license shall first obtain the consent in writing of the Board of Directors of the school, or the consent in writing of the majority of the managing board of the church or place of worship; except that when a school, church or place of worship shall hereafter be established within three hundred (300) feet of any place of business licensed to sell intoxicating liquor, the license shall not be denied for lack of consent in writing as herein provided.

Section 600.110 through Section 600.130. (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Section 600.110, License For Beer and Wine By The Drink or in Original Package – Fees, derived from CC 1976 §605.110; Ord. No. 703 §11, 1-28-1958; Ord. No. 2299 §1, 9-27-2001, former Section 600.120, License Sale in Original Package – Fees – Only By Drug Stores, Etc., derived from CC 1976 §605.110; Ord. No. 703 §12, 1-28-1958; Ord. No. 1882 §1, 5-25-1993; Ord. No. 2299 §2, 9-27-2001, and former Section 600.130, License Fee For Sale of All Kinds of Liquor By The Drink, derived from CC 1976 §605.120; Ord. No. 703 §3, 9-27-2001, were repealed 7-23-2013 by Ord. No. 2726 §5. For license fees, see now Section 600.020, License Required; Schedule of Fees.

Section 600.140 Temporary License For Sale By The Drink May Be Issued To Certain Organizations.

[CC 1976 §605.130; Ord. No. 1150 §2, 1-15-1974; Ord. No. 2726 §6, 7-23-2013]
A. 
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Chapter, in lieu of a license issued annually, a license for the sale of intoxicating liquor and non-intoxicating beer, as defined in this Chapter, for consumption on premises where sold may be issued to any church, school, civic, service, fraternal, veteran, political or charitable club or organization for the sale of intoxicating liquor at a picnic, bazaar, fair or similar gathering. The permit shall be issued only for the day or days named therein, and it shall not authorize the sale of intoxicating liquor for more than seven (7) days by any such club or organization in any fiscal year of the City.
B. 
In order to secure the license, the applicant shall complete a form provided by the City Clerk. The applicant shall pay a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for such permit, which fee shall be due and payable at the time the application is submitted.
C. 
If the event will be held on a Sunday, the permit shall not authorize the sale of intoxicating liquor on that day beginning earlier than 9:00 A.M.
D. 
At the same time that an applicant applies for a license under the provisions of this Section, the applicant shall notify the Director of Revenue of the State of Missouri of the holding of the event and by such notification, by certified mail, shall accept responsibility for the collection and payment of any applicable sales tax. Any sales tax due shall be paid to the Director of Revenue within fifteen (15) days after the close of the event, and failure to do so shall result in a liability of triple the amount of tax due plus payment of the tax and denial of any other permit for a period of three (3) years. Under no circumstances shall a bond be required from the applicant.
E. 
Nothing herein shall be interpreted as preventing any wholesaler or distributor from providing customary storage, cooling or dispensing equipment for use by the permit holder at such picnic, bazaar, fair or similar gathering.

Section 600.145 Temporary Location For Liquor By The Drink – Caterers — Permit — Fee Required.

[Ord. No. 2726 §7, 7-23-2013]
A. 
The City may issue a temporary permit to caterers and other persons holding licenses to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter who furnish provisions and services for use at a particular function, occasion or event at a particular location other than the licensed premises, but not including a "festival" as defined in Chapter 316, RSMo. The temporary permit shall be effective for a period not to exceed one hundred sixty-eight (168) consecutive hours, and shall authorize the service of alcoholic beverages at such function, occasion or event during the hours at which alcoholic beverages may lawfully be sold or served upon premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption. For every permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this Section, the permittee shall pay to the City the sum of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for each calendar day, or fraction thereof, for which the permit is issued.
B. 
Except as provided in Subsection (C), all provisions of Missouri's Liquor Control Law and the ordinances, rules and regulations of the city in which is located the premises in which such function, occasion or event is held shall extend to such premises and shall be in force and enforceable during all the time that the permittee, its agents, servants, employees, or stock are in such premises. Except for Missouri-produced wines in the original package, the provisions of this Section shall not include the sale of packaged goods covered by this temporary permit.
C. 
Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, any caterer who possesses a valid State and valid local liquor license may deliver alcoholic beverages in the course of his/her catering business. A caterer who possesses a valid State and valid local liquor license need not obtain a separate license for each city the caterer delivers in, so long as such city permits any caterer to deliver alcoholic beverages within the city.
D. 
To assure and control product quality, wholesalers may, but shall not be required to, give a retailer credit for intoxicating liquor with an alcohol content of less than five percent (5%) by weight or non-intoxicating beer delivered and invoiced under the catering permit number, but not used, if the wholesaler removes the product within seventy-two (72) hours of the expiration of the catering permit issued pursuant to this Section.

Section 600.150 Licenses Non-Transferable — Exceptions.

[Ord. No. 2726 §8, 7-23-2013]
A. 
No license issued under this Chapter shall be transferable or assignable except as herein provided. In the event of the death of the licensee, the widow or widower or the next of kin of such deceased licensee, who shall meet the other requirements of this law, may make application and the City Clerk may transfer such license to permit the operation of the business of the deceased for the remainder of the period for which a license fee has been paid by the deceased.
B. 
Whenever one (1) or more members of a partnership withdraws from the partnership, the City Clerk, upon being requested, shall permit the remaining partner or partners, originally licensed, to continue to operate for the remainder of the period for which the license fee has been paid without obtaining a new license.

Section 600.160 Time Fixed For Opening and Closing Premises — Closed Place Defined.

[CC 1976 §605.150; Ord. No. 1418 §2, 4-14-1981; Ord. No. 1748 §A, 12-13-1988; Ord. No. 1882 §2, 5-25-1993; Ord. No. 1958 §1, 9-13-1994; Ord. No. 2372 §1, 10-8-2003]
A. 
No person having a license under this law, nor any employee of such person, except as provided in Subsection (B) of this Section, shall sell, give away or otherwise dispose of or suffer the same to be done upon or about his/her premises any intoxicating liquor in any quantity between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 9:00 A.M. on Sundays and between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on all other days of the week. If the person has a license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink, his/her premises shall be and remain a closed place as defined in this Section between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 9:00 A.M. on Sundays and between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on all other days of the week. Where such licenses authorizing the sale of intoxicating liquor by the drink are held by clubs or hotels, this Section shall apply only to the room or rooms in which intoxicating liquor is dispensed and where substantial quantifies of food and merchandise other than intoxicating liquors are dispensed, then the licensee shall keep securely locked during the hours and on the days specified in this Section all refrigerators, cabinets, cases, boxes and taps from which intoxicating liquor is dispensed. A "closed place" is defined to mean a place where all doors are locked and where no patrons are in the place or about the premises. Any person violating any provision of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prohibit the sale or delivery of any intoxicating liquor during any of the hours or on any of the days specified in this Section by a wholesaler licensed under the provisions of Section 311.180, RSMo., to a person licensed to sell the intoxicating liquor at retail.
B. 
Notwithstanding anything else herein to the contrary, any person licensed pursuant to Section 311.200, RSMo., shall not be permitted to sell, give away or otherwise dispose of, or suffer the same to be done upon or about his/her premises, any intoxicating liquor in any quantity between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 9:00 A.M. on Sundays and between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on all other days of the week.

Section 600.170 Certain Holidays, Sale By The Drink On Sunday Allowed.

When January first (1st), March seventeenth (17th), July fourth (4th), or December thirty-first (31st) falls on Sunday, and on the Sundays prior to Memorial Day and Labor Day and on the Sunday on which the national championship game of the national football league is played, commonly known as "Super Bowl Sunday", any person having a license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink may be open for business and sell intoxicating liquor by the drink under the provisions of his/her license on that day from the time and until the time which would be lawful on another day of the week, notwithstanding any provisions of Section 311.290, RSMo., or any other provision of law to the contrary.

Section 600.180 through Section 600.190. (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Section 600.180, Sunday Sales At Restaurant Bar, derived from CC 1976 §605.151; Ord. No. 1418 §3, 4-14-1981; Ord. No. 2372 §2, 10-8-2003, and former Section 600.190, Amusement Places––Defined––Sunday Sales, When––Limitation––Temporary License, New Business––When, derived from CC 1976 §605.152; Ord. No. 1571 §1, 2-12-1985, were repealed 7-23-2013 by Ord. No. 2726 §9. For license fees for Sunday sales, see now Section 600.020, License Required; Schedule of Fees.

Section 600.200 Wine Tasting.

[CC 1976 §605.155; Ord. No. 1963 §1, 10-25-1994]
A. 
Establishments authorized and licensed to sell intoxicating liquor in the original package pursuant to Section 600.120 of this Code may conduct wine tasting on the premises of the licensed establishment, but only during times when they are authorized to sell intoxicating liquor.
B. 
Establishments wishing to conduct wine tasting shall apply for a license to conduct wine tasting on their premises. The original package wine tasting fee is twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
C. 
All Code and State laws regarding the distribution of alcohol to minors and all other liquor related laws shall apply to wine tasting. Nothing herein shall authorize such establishments to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink, without a separate license.

Section 600.210 Unlawful To Keep Liquor Not Covered By License.

[CC 1976 §605.160; Ord. No. 703 §16, 1-28-1958]
It shall be unlawful for any person holding a malt liquor license, or permit, and not at the same time holding a retail liquor dealer's license covering the premises described in said malt liquor dealer's license, or permit, to have or keep in or on said premises any intoxicating liquor of any kind or character, other than malt liquor brewed or manufactured by the method, in the manner, and of the ingredients required by the laws of this State, or to sell, or offer for sale, in or upon said premises, any intoxicating liquor other than malt liquors.

Section 600.220 Unlawful To Sell "Set-Ups" To Minors, Etc.

[CC 1976 §605.170; Ord. No. 703 §17, 1-28-1958]
It shall be unlawful for any merchant or keeper of any place of business in this City subject to regulation by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen thereof, or the employee of such merchant or keeper to suffer or permit any minor to drink or consume on the premises on which his/her business is conducted, any whiskey, brandy, gin, wine, hooch, alcohol or intoxicating liquor in excess of five percent (5%) alcohol content by weight, however acquired, or to sell, give away, lend, permit the use of, or otherwise dispose of any soda water, ginger ale, water, ice, glass, spoon, container or receptacle to any person with the intent or knowledge that the same will be consumed or used in connection with the drinking or consuming by a minor of any such intoxicating liquor on such premises.

Section 600.230 Minors Under Eighteen Not Allowed On Licensee's Premises — Notice To Be Posted.

[CC 1976 §605.180; Ord. No. 703 §18, 1-28-1958]
It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of eighteen (18) years to be and remain or to loiter in any tavern or place of business where intoxicating liquors are sold at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises, unless accompanied by the parent or legal guardian of such minor, and it shall be unlawful for any person licensed to sell intoxicating liquors at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises, or his/her employee, to allow any minor under the age of eighteen (18) years, unless accompanied by the parent or legal guardian of such minor, to be and remain or to loiter in the tavern or place of business of such person so licensed. Each such licensee shall keep at all times conspicuously posted in each tavern or place of business a printed sign displaying in black letters not more than one (1) inch wide on a white background the word "Notice—Minors Under The Age Of Eighteen Years Are Not Allowed Here Unless Accompanied By Parent Or Legal Guardian". The maintenance of such sign, however, shall not excuse any licensee from a violation of this Section.

Section 600.240 Sale or Distribution To Minor — Certain Other Persons — Exceptions.

[Ord. No. 2221 §2, 8-26-1999]
Any licensee under this Chapter, or his/her employee, who shall sell, vend, give away or otherwise supply any intoxicating liquor in any quantity whatsoever to any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years, or to any person intoxicated or appearing to be in a state of intoxication, or to a habitual drunkard, and any person whomsoever except his/her parent or guardian as provided in Section 600.430 who shall procure for, sell, give away or otherwise supply intoxicating liquor to any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years, or to any intoxicated person or any person appearing to be in a state of intoxication, or to a habitual drunkard shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, except that this Section shall not apply to the supplying of intoxicating liquor to a person under the age of twenty-one (21) years for medical purposes only, or to the administering of such intoxicating liquor to any person by a duly licensed physician. No person shall be denied a license or renewal of a license issued under this Chapter solely due to a conviction for unlawful sale or supply to a minor when serving in the capacity as an employee of a licensed establishment.

Section 600.250 Persons Eighteen Years of Age or Older May Sell or Handle Liquor or Beer, When.

A. 
Except as provided in Subsections (B) and (C) of this Section, no person under the age of twenty-one (21) years shall sell or assist in the sale or dispensing of intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer.
B. 
In any place of business licensed in accordance with Section 311.200, or Section 312.040, RSMo., where at least fifty percent (50%) of the gross sales made consists of goods, merchandise, or commodities other than intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer in the original package, persons at least eighteen (18) years of age may stock, arrange displays, accept payment for, and sack for carryout intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer. Delivery of intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer away from the licensed business premises cannot be performed by anyone under the age of twenty-one (21) years.
C. 
In any distillery, warehouse, wholesale distributorship, or similar place of business which stores or distributes intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer but which does not sell intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer at retail, persons at least eighteen (18) years of age may be employed and their duties may include the handling of intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer for all purposes except consumption, sale at retail, or dispensing for consumption or sale at retail.
D. 
Persons eighteen (18) years of age or older may, when acting in the capacity of a waiter or waitress, accept payment for or serve intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer in places of business which sell food for consumption on the premises if at least fifty percent (50%) of all sales in those places consists of food; provided that nothing in this Section shall authorize persons under twenty-one (21) years of age to mix or serve across the bar intoxicating beverages or non-intoxicating beer.

Section 600.260 Purchase or Possession By Minor — Container Need Not Be Opened and Contents Verified, When.

Any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years, who purchases or attempts to purchase, or has in his/her possession, any intoxicating liquor as defined in Section 600.010 is guilty of a misdemeanor. For purposes of prosecution under this Section or any other provision of this Chapter involving an alleged illegal sale or transfer of intoxicating liquor to a person under twenty-one (21) years of age, a manufacturer-sealed container describing that there is intoxicating liquor therein need not be opened or the contents therein tested to verify that there is intoxicating liquor in such container. The alleged violator may allege that there was not intoxicating liquor in such container, but the burden of proof of such allegation is on such person, as it shall be presumed that such a sealed container describing that there is intoxicating liquor therein contains intoxicating liquor.

Section 600.270 Misrepresentation of Age.

A. 
Any person of the age of seventeen (17) years and under the age of twenty-one (21) years who shall represent that he has attained the age of twenty-one (21) years for the purpose of purchasing, asking for or in any way receiving any intoxicating liquor, except in cases authorized by law, shall upon conviction be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Any person under the age of seventeen (17) years who shall represent that he has attained the age of twenty-one (21) years for the purpose of purchasing, asking for or in any way receiving any intoxicating liquor, except in cases authorized by law, may be considered a delinquent child and may be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 211, RSMo.
B. 
In addition to any other penalties established in Subsection (A) of this Section and established in Sections 577.500 to 577.530, RSMo., any person who is less than twenty-one (21) years of age who uses a reproduced, modified or altered chauffeur's license, motor vehicle operator's license, identification card issued by any uniformed service of the United States, passport or identification card established in Section 302.181, RSMo., for the purpose of purchasing, asking for or in any way receiving any intoxicating liquor, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine of five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each separate offense.

Section 600.280 Reproduction or Alteration of Identification Card — Penalty.

Any person who has in his possession a reproduced, modified or altered motor vehicle driver's license, non-driver's license issued by any uniformed service of the United States, or identification card established in Section 302.181, RSMo., or any other such identification card which indicates that the person represented on the card is over twenty-one (21) years of age, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

Section 600.290 Licenses To Be Kept Posted.

[CC 1976 §605.200; Ord. No. 703 §20, 1-28-1958]
All licenses issued pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter shall be kept conspicuously posted in the place for which such license was issued.

Section 600.300 "Sale By The Drink" Defined.

The sale of any intoxicating liquor except malt liquor, in the original package, in any quantity less than fifty (50) milliliters shall be deemed "sale by the drink", and may be made only by a holder of a retail liquor dealer's license and when so made, the container in every case shall be emptied and the contents thereof served as other intoxicating liquors sold by the drink are served.

Section 600.310 Window Displays of Liquor or Containers Prohibited.

[CC 1976 §605.220; Ord. No. 703 §22, 1-28-1958]
It shall be unlawful to display in any street window or show window any intoxicating liquor, or any package, bottle or container bearing the label or brand of any intoxicating liquor.

Section 600.320 License Fees — How Paid.

[CC 1976 §605.230; Ord. No. 703 §23, 1-28-1958]
All fees collected by the City Collector pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter shall be accounted for and delivered to the City Treasurer to be deposited to the City's account.

Section 600.330 No Merchant's Tax On Liquor.

[CC 1976 §605.240; Ord. No. 703 §24, 1-28-1958]
The fee to be charged hereunder shall be taken in lieu of the proportionate part of any merchant's license fee under other Sections of this Code, and the value of stocks of intoxicating liquors, and the aggregate amount of sales thereof, made by any licensees hereunder, shall not be returned by such merchant for purposes of merchant's license, nor shall such stock or sales be included in the computation of any merchant's license.

Section 600.340 License Suspension/Revocation.

[CC 1976 §605.250; Ord. No. 703 §25, 1-28-1958; Ord. No. 2726 §10, 7-23-2013]
A. 
Suspension Or Revocation Of License—When—Manner. The Board may suspend or revoke the license of any person for cause shown. In such cases the City Clerk shall schedule a hearing before the Board not less than ten (10) days prior to the effective date of revocation or suspension, and prior to the hearing the Clerk shall give not less than ten (10) days' written notice specifying grounds for the suspension or revocation thereof to the licensee of the grounds upon which the license is sought to be revoked or suspended and the time, date and place of the hearing. Notice may be accomplished by personal delivery, by U.S. mail or by posting on the licensed premises. The hearing shall be conducted in accordance with Section 600.345 of this Chapter.
B. 
Grounds For Suspension Or Revocation. A license may be suspended or revoked for any of the following reasons:
1. 
Violating any of the provisions of either this Chapter, Chapter 311 or 312, RSMo., or any ordinance of the City;
2. 
Failing to obtain or keep a license from the State Supervisor of Alcohol and Tobacco Control;
3. 
Making a false affidavit in an application for a license under this Chapter;
4. 
Failing to keep an orderly place or house;
5. 
Selling, offering for sale, possessing or knowingly permitting the consumption on the licensed premises of any kind of intoxicating liquors, the sale, possession or consumption of which is not authorized under the license;
6. 
Selling, offering for sale, possessing or knowingly permitting the consumption of any intoxicating liquor which has not been inspected and labeled according to the laws of the State of Missouri; or
7. 
Selling, giving, or otherwise supplying intoxicating liquor to:
a. 
Any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years;
b. 
Any person during unauthorized hours on the licensed premises;
c. 
A habitual drunkard or any person who is under or apparently under the influence of intoxicating liquor; or
d. 
Any person on the licensed premises during a term of suspension as ordered by the Board.
C. 
Automatic Revocation/Suspension. A license shall be revoked automatically if the licensee's State liquor license is revoked or if the licensee is convicted in any court of any violation of Chapter 311 or Chapter 312, RSMo., or of any felony violation of Chapter 195, RSMo., in the course of business. A license shall be suspended automatically if the licensee's State liquor license is suspended, and the suspension shall be for a term not less than that imposed by the State.
D. 
Effect Of Suspension. No person whose license shall have been suspended by order of the Board shall sell or give away any intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer during the time such suspension is in effect. Any licensee desiring to keep premises open for the sale of food or merchandise during the period of suspension shall display the Board's order of suspension in a conspicuous place on the premises so that all persons visiting the premises may readily see the same.
E. 
Appeal. Any applicant or licensee aggrieved by a decision of the Board may appeal such decision to the Circuit Court as provided in Chapter 536, RSMo., provided that such appeal is filed within ten (10) days of the date of the Board's decision. The Board may delay the implementation of its order pending appeal.

Section 600.345 Hearings Upon Suspension or Revocation of Licenses.

[Ord. No. 2726 §11, 7-23-2013]
A. 
Testimony—Evidence. Hearings before the Board shall be in the nature of informal investigations. Testimony of witnesses and other evidence pertinent to the inquiry may be taken in such hearings, and all proceedings in such hearings shall be recorded. Any person residing or conducting a business within two hundred (200) feet of the proposed establishment shall have the right to produce witnesses and testimony.
B. 
Witnesses—How Summoned. Subpoenas may be issued by the Board for any person whose testimony is desired at any hearing. Such subpoenas may be served and returns thereon made by any agent and in the same manner as provided by law for the service of subpoenas in civil suits in the Circuit Courts of this State. The Board also may issue subpoenas duces tecum requiring the production of documents or other items pertaining to the subject of the inquiry.
C. 
Witnesses To Be Sworn. Before any witness shall testify in any such hearing, he/she shall be sworn by the City Clerk to tell the truth and nothing but the truth.
D. 
Decision—Suspension Or Revocation. If the evidence supports a finding that the license should be revoked or suspended pursuant to Section 600.340 of this Chapter, the Board shall issue a written order which shall include specific findings of fact setting forth the grounds for the action taken. If the evidence fails to support a finding that the license should be revoked or suspended, then no such order shall be issued.
E. 
Appeal. Any applicant or licensee aggrieved by a decision of the Board may appeal such decision to the Circuit Court as provided in Chapter 536, RSMo., provided that such appeal is filed within thirty (30) days of the date of the Board's decision. The Board may delay the implementation of its order pending appeal.

Section 600.350 Period of License Hereunder.

[CC 1976 §605.260; Ord. No. 703 §26, 1-28-1958]
On approval of application by the Board of Aldermen and payment of license fees as provided in this Chapter, the City Clerk shall grant the applicant a license to conduct business in the City for a term to end with the thirtieth (30) day of June next succeeding the date of such license. Of the license tax to be paid for any license, the applicant shall pay as many twelfths (12ths) as there are months, or fractions of any month remaining from the date of the license to the next succeeding July first (1st).

Section 600.360 Manufacturer and Wholesaler To Be Licensed.

[CC 1976 §605.280; Ord. No. 703 §28, 1-28-1958]
Every manufacturer, distiller, brewer or wholesaler of intoxicating liquor within the limits of the City shall apply for and be licensed as such by the Board of Aldermen, and any such person, as herein defined, who fails to obtain such license, or pay the fees, or who fails to comply with any of the provisions of this Chapter, or amendments thereof, or with the provisions of other ordinances or Laws of the State of Missouri relating to intoxicating liquor, shall, on conviction, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to the penalties provided herein for violation of this Chapter.

Section 600.370 Wholesaler Defined.

[CC 1976 §605.290; Ord. No. 703 §29, 1-28-1958]
A "wholesaler" is herein defined to be a person who exposes for or makes one (1) or more sales for resale of intoxicating liquor within the limits of this City, or who conducts a business of exposing for sale or selling intoxicating liquor for resale, from an established place of business within the limits of this City.

Section 600.380 Wholesaler Exempt — When.

[CC 1976 §605.300; Ord. No. 703 §30, 1-28-1958]
A manufacturer, distiller or brewer within this City shall not be required to take out a wholesaler's license for the sale of their products at wholesale at the place of manufacture, or in quantities of not less than one (1) gallon.

Section 600.390 License Procedure Provided.

[CC 1976 §605.310; Ord. No. 703 §31, 1-28-1958]
The qualifications of persons granted licenses mentioned in Section 600.030 hereof, the application therefor, the officer to whom same shall be made, the disposition of and action thereon, the payment and collection of fees, the license therefor and proceedings for revocation thereof, and other regulations thereunder, shall, in all respects, be those provided for herein in the case of retail liquor dealers.

Section 600.400 License Fees On Wholesalers, Etc. — Amount.

[CC 1976 §605.320; Ord. No. 703 §32, 1-28-1958]
For such license, there shall be paid to the City Clerk annual charges as follows: For a manufacturer, distiller, or brewer of intoxicating liquor, two hundred dollars ($200.00); for a wholesaler or wholesale liquor dealing agent of intoxicating liquors, as herein defined, two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00), provided that in addition to the license fees provided in this Section, the licensee shall pay gallonage charges, as required, and similar to such requirements as those provided by law to be paid to the State in an amount equal to that required by the State for such gallonage tax.

Section 600.410 Unlawful To Sell To Unlicensed Dealer.

[CC 1976 §605.330; Ord. No. 703 §33, 1-28-1958]
It shall be unlawful for any manufacturer, distiller, brewer, or wholesale dealer in intoxicating liquor, either directly or indirectly, to sell or deliver intoxicating liquor of any kind to any person in this City not licensed under the provisions of this Chapter to sell intoxicating liquors at retail.

Section 600.420 Penalties For Violation.

[CC 1976 §605.270; Ord. No. 1418 §4, 4-14-1981]
Any person found guilty of violating any provision of this Chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), by imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and each day said violation shall continue after notice thereof is given to the licensee either in person, in writing, or by posting such notice upon the licensed premises, shall constitute a separate offense.

Section 600.430 Liability For Failure To Supervise Minors.

[Ord. No. 2221 §1, 8-26-1999]
A. 
Purpose And Findings. The Board of Aldermen of the City of Shrewsbury has found and determined that unsupervised gatherings where alcoholic beverages or controlled substances are in the possession of, consumed by, or delivered to minors constitute a potential hazard to the health, safety and welfare of those in attendance at such gatherings and for others. The Board of Aldermen has further found and declared that the supervision of parties, gatherings or events attended by minors is necessary in order to safeguard the peace, health, safety or general welfare of the public.
B. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this Section, the following definitions shall apply:
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Any beverage constituting intoxicating liquor, light wines, malt liquor or non-intoxicating beer, as those terms are defined in this Chapter, Section 600.010.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
Any drug, substance or immediate precursor defined or described as such in Section 195.010, RSMo., as may be amended or revised from time to time.
DELIVERY OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
The gift or exchange of an alcoholic beverage or controlled substance from one person to another.
MINOR
Any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years.
PARENT
A natural or adoptive parent, or a guardian, or the adult designee of either of them.
PARTY, GATHERING OR EVENT
An assemblage or a group of persons for a social occasion or for a social activity.
PERSON IN CONTROL OF THE PREMISES
An adult who owns, leases, rents or is otherwise the lawful occupant of any premises or building, or the adult designee thereof.
PRACTITIONER
Any medical professional or other person, as defined or described in Section 195.010, RSMo., as may be amended or revised from time to time.
C. 
Use Of Building Or Premises For Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages Or Controlled Substances. It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly or negligently permit, on or in a building or premises under his or her control, the consumption, use or possession of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances by a minor; except that this Section shall not apply to the following:
1. 
The delivery of alcoholic beverages to a minor or the consumption of alcoholic beverages by a minor in connection with the performance of any bona fide religious service under the supervision of an adult, with the consent of the person in control of the building or premises.
2. 
The delivery of an alcoholic beverage to a minor, by the minor's parent, and under the direct supervision of the parent.
3. 
The possession or consumption of or the delivery to a minor of a controlled substance prescribed for that minor by a licensed medical practitioner, when such delivery is by the minor's parent or by the person in control of the building or premises provided that he or she has obtained the prior consent of that minor's parent.
D. 
Duty To Supervise. It shall be unlawful for any person in control of a building or premises, or his or her adult designee, to leave or depart from a building or premises when it is reasonably foreseeable that said building or premises may be used for a gathering at which alcoholic beverages or controlled substances may be in the possession of or consumed by minors.
E. 
Rental Of A Building Or Premises. It shall be unlawful for any owner, or agent, employee or contractor thereof, to rent any room, rooms, apartment or any building or portion of a building to a minor or to any adult when it is reasonably foreseeable that said adult, or his or her adult designee, will leave the said building or premises or when it is reasonably foreseeable that said building or premises may be used for a gathering at which alcoholic beverages or controlled substances may be in possession of or consumed by minors, except as provided in this Chapter.
F. 
Duty To Disperse. Any person or his or her designee in control of a buildings or premise at which alcoholic beverages or controlled substances are in the possession of or are being consumed by minors shall cause all persons in or on said building or premises who are not lawful residents thereof to disperse not more than fifteen (15) minutes after personally receiving an order to do so issued by a Peace Officer.
G. 
Partial Validity. If any portion, Subsection, clause or phrase of this Section is for any reason held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Section.
H. 
Penalty. Any person or persons convicted of violating the provisions of Section 600.430 shall be fined an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each offense. Except that for third (3rd) and subsequent violations by the same person or persons, the fine shall be not less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each offense.